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Joe Hilton's Picks for July 2014

by Joe Hilton
Kids Corner Librarian

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
by Avi

13 year-old Charlotte Doyle is on a transatlantic voyage returning from school in England to join her family in Rhode Island when she learns that the ship’s captain is a insane madman and his crew is planning a mutiny. Grades 6-9

 

The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford

Tells the story of  three pets, a young Labrador retriever, an old bull terrier, and Siamese cat, who are stranded over two hundred miles from home. They travel through the Canadian wilderness trying to return and find their family. Grades 4-6

 

The Mouse And The Motorcycle
by Beverly Cleary (Series)

A young mouse named Ralph makes friends with Keith a boy who comes to the Mountain View Inn where Ralph lives with his family in room 215 and he discovers the joys of riding a toy motorcycle. Grades 4-6

 

James And The Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl

James escapes from two wicked aunts and with his new family starts on a series of exciting adventures with giant centipedes, ladybugs, glowworms and grasshoppers insects he meets inside a giant peach. Grades 3-5

 

The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

A bored young boy, Milo, drives his small electric car through a toy tollbooth and finds himself in the Land Beyond. A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom. Grades 6-8

 

City Of Fire
by Laurence Yep (Series)

Set in an alternate reality where magic and technology coexist, twelve-year-old Scirye and her companions from the ancient Kushan Empire attempt to stop a plot by a evil doer to gather five magical objects that will give him control of the world. Grades 6-9

 

The Big Balloon Race
by Eleanor Coerr (Easy Reader)

Ariel almost causes her famous aeronaut mother Carlotta to lose a balloon race between the fairgrounds and then helps her win it in 1882. Grades 1-3

 

Grasshopper On The Road
by Arnold Lobel (Easy Reader)

As Grasshopper sets out to follow a road, he meets some unusual characters, a housefly,  dragonflies, a group of beetles, and a mosquito. Grades 1-3


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